Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Credit: euronews- Published on November 19, 2019
Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation
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Published on November 19, 2019 -  01:18
Sweden Drops Julian Assange Rape Investigation
Sweden Drops Julian Assange Rape Investigation. Swedish authorities announced the end to their inquiry into the Wikileaks founder on Tuesday. The evidence is not strong enough to form the basis of an indictment, Eva-Marie Persson, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, via 'The New York Times'. In such a situation, the preliminary investigation should be discontinued, and that is what has happened, Eva-Marie Persson, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, via 'The New York Times'. The assault accusations of two women prompted the investigation, which began in 2010. Persson confirmed the credibility of the accuser's accusations but stated that the "evidential situation has been weakened.". When a warrant was issued for Assange's arrest, he claimed asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Assange lived in the embassy for seven years. Ecuador revoked his asylum in April after which Assange was arrested by London police. He remains in a British jail awaiting U.S. extradition hearings. The U.S. accuses Assange of taking part in the breach of classified data

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